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Each of us can make a positive difference
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To Be a Planet Citizen

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Welcome Planet Citizens... In many languages GreenPolicy360 welcomes you!

Steven J Schmidt (SJS) - Siterunner: Our Planet Citizens work began decades ago in the early years of the Environmental movement. With we grew into a worldwide network for green activists, organizing and politics. Our vision is life affirming with hope for improving Quality of Life. With our GreenLinks, a global eco-network with tens of millions of shares, visits and Green Best Practices, we believe Planet Citizen Action by each of us can create positive change.

"Our loyalties are to the species and the planet. We speak for Earth. Our obligation to survive is owed not just to ourselves but also to that Cosmos, ancient and vast, from which we spring." -- Carl Sagan, Cosmos


Our Planet Looks Out at Our Galaxy

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The Milky Way - Photo by Andrew McCarthy, 2023


Planet Citizens

Strategies of Resilience & Survival
Each of us can make a positive difference

You are part of a global circle of friends and a whole earth point of view.

You are creating waves of ideals, ideas and action together with Planet Citizens across Planet Earth. You are a modern environmental movement, a new generation stepping up with new vision, realizing the challenge of new responsibilities 'in our hands'.

We reach across the Earth. We are interconnected, sharing green stories and green best practices. We are Planet Citizens and Planet Citizens, Planet Scientists ... We believe in Planet Citizen Action ...

Our Biggest Experiment

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Global Climate Strike, Student Action

Students Worldwide Striking to Demand Climate Action Change



Kids in 123 countries strike to protect the climate

“This movement had to happen, we didn’t have a choice.”

Via Vox

An estimated 1.4 million young people in 123 countries skipped school Friday to demand stronger climate policies in what may be one of the largest environmental protests in history.

Going Global: Student #ClimateStrike

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Look around our living earth, wonderful & challenging world, our home, our only home. We fly on as Planet Citizens...


"Thin Blue", Earth's Life-enabling Atmosphere
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Earthviews 🌎

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New Visions of Security

New Definitions of National Security Environmental Security - National Security

Have hope, act to make a difference
Planet citizen action
The future is here and now


New Definitions of National Security
Rethinking Security in a Changing World
Environmental Security & National Security

Our Home Planet
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The Original Mission Statement of NASA (1958) provided Congressional intent and guidance to the first generation of space programs. GreenPolicy360's founder heard Congressman George E. Brown Jr speak often of the 'home planet' earth science mission ...

From the original NASA space program Mission Statement:

“To understand and protect our home planet; to explore the universe and search for life; to inspire the next generation of explorers ... as only NASA can.”




A True View of "Thin Blue"
Our life-enabling thin blue layer of atmosphere

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Planet Citizens, introducing our iconic "Blue Marble"
Our Home Planet 🌎

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First Whole Earth Point of View as photo-recorded by an 'Astronaut' Planet Citizen

December 7, 1972, the date on which the only picture photographed by a human of the Whole Earth was captured on NASA camera.

NASA named our first Whole Earth Planet Image ... AS17-148-22727

Watch Planet Earth today majestic in Ultra High Definition Video



Facing the Challenges of Protecting & Preserving Life

Planet Citizens Watching Over the Whole Earth

Vital Signs, Taking the Pulse of the Planet

Looking home from DSCOVR-EPIC

World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice

NASA measuring and monitoring Earth's Vital Signs with a fleet of satellites and aligned ground-based observation campaigns... a "New Space-Earth Era"

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Support Your Favorite Green Public Interest Group

Visit GreenLinks @GreenPolicy360



Going Green

Spring in Santa Fe

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Joan Halifax and Cristiana Figueres

"The eyes of the future are looking back at us and they are praying for us to see beyond our own time." -- Terry Tempest Williams

Joan Halifax, American Zen Buddhist teacher, anthropologist, ecologist, civil rights activist, hospice caregiver, and the author of several books on Buddhism and spirituality. She currently serves as abbot and guiding teacher of Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico ...

Christiana Figueres, Co-author, "The Future We Choose" ... Christiana was appointed to head the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in July 2010... During the next six years she worked to build the global climate change negotiating process, leading to the 2015 Paris Agreement, widely recognized as a historical achievement. Over the years Figueres has worked in the fields of climate change, sustainable development, energy, land use, and technical and financial cooperation.

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Climate Change Summit Paris

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So please, with me, just close your eyes for just a moment, and imagine the world as it should be. A world of peace, trust, and empathy, bringing out the best that we can be.

Open your eyes. Now go, we have to make it happen. Please, let’s hold the line together. Thank you.

Climate Science at the Forefront as New Nobel Prizes Are Announced

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Musicians Across Five Continents

Planet Citizens, Planet Artists... Playing for Change

'The Weight', Sharing the Music


Left & Right & Independent

Planets Citizens Caring for Home

'Crunchy Conservatives' & Conservationism

Aldo Leopold and Regenerative Agriculture, Protecting & Preserving the Land We Love, Stewardship & Faith

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Young & Old, On the Move to Make a Positive Difference

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Two Planet Citizens

Time for Planet Citizen Action 🌎



December 2019

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Planet Citizen, Planet Scientist answers your questions


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Your Life Is Your Message
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Generation Green

October 2019

Emphasizing Eco-Solutions

Covering Climate Now

The Guardian steps up climate coverage with a new collective

Visit & Bookmark Guardian's Climate News Site. Check in Daily.

Do Something Now About Climate News, Make a Difference in Your World.


U.S. Presidential Candidates Need to 'Step It Up'

Via the Washington Post / Seven Minutes in Miami, Florida

"Tonight’s debate made it crystal clear that the media and the political establishment are out of touch with our generation," said Varshini Prakash, executive director of the Sunrise Movement, advocate for the Green New Deal. "Our survival is worth more time than vague, irrelevant, and trivial questions posed 80 minutes into the debate to a few minor candidates."

Via The New Republic / First Democratic Debate Failed the Planet

GreenPolicy360: In 2016, during all the US presidential debates, a climate-related questions were rarely asked. Tonight (June 26th) the US Democratic Party starts their presidential campaign debate, in Miami, even as the current US president denies the climate change big picture... the climate/global atmospheric threat, existential challenges, national/state and local #ClimateCrisis impacts.

For decades now the GreenPolicy team has warned of the gathering crisis and we have urged a New Vision, a strategic vision with New Definitions of National and Global Security. The time is now for the Democratic Party to step it up and face the great challenge of our generation -- climate disruption, climate crisis.

In Florida, the consequences of sea level rise are vivid and VERY real.

Globally, this is an existential crisis, climate disruption, that is, atmospheric disruption, what GreenPolicy360 calls the disruption of the "thin blue layer", earth's life protecting atmosphere.

Speaking of global security and protection/preservation of the atmosphere, watch this scientist talk of the clear and present dangers of nuclear war. We are "one mistake away" from nuclear war initiated by any of the nuclear weapons countries (the US, Russia, China, India, Pakistan, Israel, France, the UK, North Korea) leading to global winter and collapse of civilization.

Planet Citizens action, concerted action now, is essential to protect our common security and prevent threats to life and health, our future well being and security.

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Planet Citizen Greta Speaks to the European Union

'Wake Up and Take Action'

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Our Planet: Powerful Television like prior series Planet Earth and Life on Earth, but with Deep Warnings of Crisis

Our Planet's #PlanetCitizen David Attenborough... “Fifty years ago, we didn’t even realize what the problem was. Maybe thirty years ago we did recognize what the problem was but didn’t know much about it, thinking, 'That’s way in the future'. Now we know that it’s right here ahead of us.”


415.26 / May 11

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"We don't know a planet like this." That was the reaction of meteorologist Eric Holthaus to news that atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have reached heights not seen in the entirety of human existence -- not history, existence.

According to data from the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere is over 415 parts per million (ppm), far higher than at any point in the last 800,000 years, since before the evolution of homo sapiens.

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A Tip of the Green Hat to 21st Century Planet Citizens, Observing, Caring, and Acting to Make a Positive Difference

Sylvia Earle
Bill McKibben
David Brower

A personal and profound thanks to California Governor Jerry Brown as he leaves office after four active, visionary terms out in front on the state and global stage, a Planet Citizen who is promising to continue his work to face the existential crisis of climate change and global nuclear weapons.

JB: "I'm a planetary realist. We are linked in this community of people, 7.3, 7.4 billion people whether it's cyber, or the international monetary system, or weather, or disease, or climate change or habitat destruction, or if there's a nuclear war. For the first time in history we're all linked together. So there is a planetary quality to our politics, or there should be."

Earth and Space, Politics

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SJS / GreenPolicy360 Siterunner:

Nearing 50 Years On, a Personal Look Back to 1970 and the First Earth Day

Across the US, a first Earth Day of teach-ins began as a student-initiated movement on college campuses including your GreenPolicy siterunner's college at the University of Southern California. Earth Day teach-ins reached out to students globally. The dream we had was to build a peace movement across borders and to envision and create a new environmental movement. Soon a worldwide environmental movement was in the process of becoming real with ideas, green practices, agendas and initiatives. Green politics began to grow as a political force...

"I am convinced that the same concern the youth of this nation took in changing this nation's priorities on the war in Vietnam and on civil rights can be shown for the problems of the environment. Successful teach-ins on all campuses on the same day will have a dramatic impact on the environmental conscience of the nation. They will be immensely effective as an educational effort in arousing public opinion..."

-- Senator Gaylord Nelson, April 23, 1970 at the University of Southern California

Memories on the Road to the First Earth Day

By Steve Schmidt

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Recalling the beginnings of the "modern environmental movement" and "Whole Earth" awareness, GreenPolicy360 introduced "Planet Citizens" @ and Planet Citizen action works to secure and protect our home planet in the 21st century and for generations who will follow us.

"Overview" perspective

The first-images of 'home' delivered in the late 1960s begin a new awareness of humanity's place on a singular planet, a "fragile" blue-green planet. Astronauts frequently spoke of their experience looking back at Earth as life altering. Perhaps as time goes on, new immersive and virtual reality technologies will bring an approximation of an astronaut's point of view. Perhaps the realization's 'Above' will begin to change the old ways, the tribal ways, the walls of nationalism, conflict and war and shift to a new vision, a perspective that values all of us as planet citizens.

"Decades have past now since experiencing the visual wonder of those first visions of our Whole Earth, Planet Earth and still we are only beginning our journey as planet citizens...."

"To see the ‪Whole Earth daily from the DSCOVR mission is going to be a spectacular re-reminder of our place in the cosmos..." -- Steven Schmidt / GreenPolicy Siterunner, assisting the NASA DSCOVR-EPIC team in the release of "selfies almost a million miles from home".

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Overview and Perspective

See and experience the Earth in new ways

The Overview Effect

Orbital Perspective

Recently Added Planet Citizen, Planet Scientist Pages





Whole Earth POV

A coming era of #Earth360 exploration, using the tools of the digital age and Internet connectivity, is making it possible to see a connected, whole Planet Earth and to begin studying life-enabling systems (and life-threatening changes) as with means never before possible. Space- and earth-based observation platforms are delivering "intelligence reports" in effect, strategic insights that can broaden our knowledge and perceptions of who we are and how we respond to our global, common future.

In unprecedented ways, intelligence about our planet's systems can be shared and networked via the worldwide web and larger Internet linking us whatever our nation and wherever our community.

We look out at a critical, developing field of #EnvironmentalSecurity and "New Definitions of National Security".

At GreenPolicy360, we are Planet Citizens and we hold a simple value proposition:

  • Cleaner air and water and food is a good thing. Reducing pollution is a necessary thing. Health of our environment is a vital thing.


An API for the Planet

Connecting as Citizens of the Planet

Mission: Democratizing Access to Information About Our Home Planet

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Visit Planet Labs @

Planet Labs 'Dove' micro-satellites

Launch of New Flock of Dove Satellites to Image Earth

"Rapid cadence imagery, like Planet Labs is developing, helps us become better, more sustainable stewards of Earth."


New Space

"New Space" Updates / 2019/2018:

Environmental Protection with Space Monitoring


Environmental Security @Strategic Demands


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21st Century definitions of national and international security

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A realization that "Security is indivisible" is on the horizon and security definitions are changing as a result of the dynamics of interactive networks.

The sharing of information is creating a new science of networking. Information is being looked at as never before and #earthscience data is now being collected by networked computers across an interconnected world. In historic ways, open data is being publicly distributed far beyond the restrictive policies of previous times and closed-loop systems.

Today #earthsciences are at the cusp of a rich new world of information. As we share these new realizations, images, data, experiences and understandings, we can be certain of a new, growing awareness of our planet and our 'citizenship' together.

Even now, we have inklings of what is coming. Let's look at one called OCO-2. With the launch of OCO-2, a "game changer", in the summer of 2014, the data of #Earth360 will grow in unprecedented ways as this first orbiting observatory of global warming conditions takes to space and begins to report home - I am OCO-2

Although the Orbiting Carbon Observatory is just the beginning, the future of #earthobserving is here as we see in new ways and observe our environment with new information never before accessible. Space-imaging is opening up amazing views, with 3D and big-screens and home theaters. Coming soon will be views beyond IMAX as companies like Virgin and SpaceX carry citizen travelers into orbit. Educational and scientific information about our communities is being shared, and linked to, and distributed around the Net. From space, the earth is borderless and with vision of the planet as a common #biosphere and #ecosystem comes responsibility for our shared security.

It's All Related

We are all connected and wherever we are, geographically, nationally, we share a common ground.

Let's look at our home and with an 'overview' from space, see the 'Big Picture' and let's look at the details, let's manage and sustain our earth resources and, as we go, look to our shared quality of life onboard the "only home we've ever known."

Here's to our future and future of #StrategicDemands #Environmental Security

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The Big Picture: Earth from Space

The world of space is a world in flux. The term "New Space" has come to represent a first generation of start ups that are designing, building and launching small, mini- and micro-satellites. New players are challenging the old system of governments that spend billions to explore, commercialize and militarize space. Barriers to entry are being broken and start-up companies are launching flocks of satellite birds into space. Earth monitoring is going planetary and nextgen companies are at the forefront, even as the "old" establishment is shifting to address threats to the environment.

Let's go there to this new world, not a 'new world order' but a world that is being connected and is sharing, linking and seeing the bigger picture. The way we observe and 'feel' about our planet is changing in one generation.

Beginning with the first Whole Earth pictures, we have for the first time in humankind's history experienced a vision of our planet from afar -- we are, we realize, a living planet, an oasis in space.

Today, forty+ years after the Apollo mission's revealing images of blue #planetearth, "citizens of the planet" are becoming a "New Space" generation with mini-sats sending and sharing full-spectrum imaging with a life-altering array of new views of our planet.

Apollo's famous iconic images are being enhanced and extended with new ways of seeing and experiencing of our planet -- and opening new possibilities to secure our environment for ages to come.



Add your talent to the grand project of seeing with an EarthPOV -- so that we can make informed decisions and policy...

Join up with GreenPolicy360 and our GreenLinks network.

Confront the challenges of #climatechange, #environmentalsecurity and #globalsecurity...

Choose to act. Time to get going -- planet citizens @work!

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Earth Right Now

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Environmental Security

"Greening Our Blue Planet" with forward-looking vision

Environmental Security ... Environmental Protection

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-- #Earth360 #PlanetCitizen #PlanetCitizens

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Remembering the First Earth Summit in 1992

GreenPolicy360 Siterunner: Thirty years ago and now I'm older and looking back at the first "Earth Summit" that led to the first global climate 'Conference of the Parties'. My reports to the Environmental News Service (ENS) picked up on the green, environmental platform planks I was also adding to the Platform in Progress for California Governor Jerry Brown's presidential campaign. The first Earth Summit and Governor Brown's energetic efforts both moved a vital, forward-looking vision and both encountered myriad obstacles from powers-that-be and business-as-usual. The obstacles didn't stop before or after 1992. The work continued on and continues to today... November 2021, fifty years on...

I'm now remembering and picking up and continuing the threads of Representative George E. Brown's work to advance climate science, beginning in earnest with the first National Climate Act of 1978 and establishment of the Office of Science and Technology Policy to push what was called a "big science, earth science" agenda with the first generation of focused earth studies and science, measuring and monitoring 'the Commons' , earth's atmosphere, natural resources (e.g., Landsat's start up and a deep, multi-decade array of NASA/NOAA/USGS missions that have now continued for half a century.

A tip of our GreenPolicy360 hat to #PlanetCitizens and #PlanetCitizensPlanetScientists.

Here's to Opportunities for Citizen Activism

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